Virginia Gov. Youngkin reversed schools’ transgender protections. Students plan to walk out.

Virginia students planned to walk out Tuesday after Gov. Glenn Youngkin reversed the state’s transgender protections at schools. Here’s what to know.

     

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Baltic Pipe speeds up exit from Russian gas

Government representatives from Poland, Denmark and Norway have opened the new Baltic Pipe, a pipeline which will take natural gas from Norway via Denmark to Poland. …read more

https://www.dw.com/en/baltic-pipe-speeds-up-exit-from-russian-gas/a-62194327?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

Rural climate skeptics are costing us time and money. Do we keep indulging them?

Climate change is a true threat to life in Northern California. But residents merely see it — and the fires it brings — as a challenge to overcome.

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https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-27/california-climate-change-deniers-cost-time-money

Yellowstone River changed after massive flood, but what happened to the trout? Anglers find out.

Fishing Montana’s Paradise Valley was an altered experience due to massive summer flood, but anglers were relieved to find that trout are resilient.

     

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FIBA to investigate Mali players for fighting at Women’s World Cup

A fight between two Mali basketball players at the Women’s World Cup broke out after the team lost their game against Serbia and was eliminated from the tournament. …read more

https://www.dw.com/en/fiba-to-investigate-mali-players-for-fighting-at-women-s-world-cup/a-63249447?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

Ex-CIA officer predicts Putin’s next move

Russian President Vladimir Putin is under pressure as many Russians are defying his call for partial mobilization for the war in Ukraine. CNN’s Intelligence and Security Analyst Robert Baer says Putin will not de-escalate his war against Ukraine despite facing setbacks. …read more

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/09/27/russia-putin-tactical-nuclear-weapons-ukraine-robert-baer-ovn-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Butter boards are taking over TikTok. Everything you need to know about the viral food trend

Enter the butter board: The latest craze exploding on TikTok and Instagram with aesthetically pleasing spreads.

     

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Pediatrician rips Planned Parenthood for redefining fetal heartbeat to back Stacey Abrams’ claim

Planned Parenthood is facing scrutiny after it redefined fetal heartbeat on its website following Stacey Abrams’ controversial remarks suggesting it is a “manufactured sound.”

Pediatrician Kathleen Berchelmann joined “Fox & Friends First” Tuesday to discuss why she believes this is a political ploy to “redefine” medical language to suit a political agenda.

“I think this is just the oldest trick in the book… in the pro-choice advocacy side, which is to redefine medical language,” Berchelmann told co-host Carley Shimkus. “Years ago, they redefined a pregnancy from conception to implantation in the uterus, and now they’re redefining heartbeat versus cardiac activity.”

MSNBC COLUMN HELPS STACEY ABRAMS DENY UNBORN BABY’S HEARTBEAT: NOTION OF FETAL PULSE ‘DANGEROUS AND LUDICROUS’ 

“The problem here is that every American that’s had that experience that you just described, that miraculous experience, where you go in for that first visit, and you see that tiny flutter, and you see it on the screen, you know there’s a real life there,” she continued. “There’s a real heartbeat there.”

Planned Parenthood has since altered the verbiage on its website, appearing to back Abrams’ claims. 

The change reads, “A part of the embryo starts to show cardiac activity. It sounds like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it’s not a fully-formed heart – it’s the earliest stage of the heart developing.”

The modification comes after the Georgia gubernatorial candidate suggested the six-week heartbeat is male-motivated ploy for control over female bodies during a speaking engagement this month. 

Abrams said, “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks. It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”

But critics, including Berchelmann, have defied her claims. Berchelmann said Abrams and others are trying to change current definitions in modern-day medicine. 

“That movement makes sound, even if it’s very small, which… it can be amplified using an ultrasound machine,” Berchelmann said. “So to call it anything other than a heartbeat and call it cardiac activity is just… wordsmithing and changing definitions.”

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Hurricane Ian: Projections show Tampa area could get first direct hit from a hurricane since 1921

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian made landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning while on its trek toward Florida, where residents in some coastal areas are already evacuating. …read more

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/weather/hurricane-ian-cuba-florida-tuesday/index.html

First lawsuit is filed challenging Biden’s costly, unfair student loan forgiveness plan

The Pacific Legal Foundation filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday with the intent of putting a stop to the loan cancellation plan.

     

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